Volunteer Program

The overall goal of the Volunteer Program is to assist Rio Grande Hospital with its mission:
“Health Care Needs of the Western San Luis Valley Community are Met”.

Volunteer Program

If you are looking to help others and serve your community, volunteering at Rio Grande Hospital can fulfill your desire to lend a hand to someone during their hospital stay. The Volunteer Program at Rio Grande Hospital has provided ongoing assistance and support to our patients, medical staff, and community for almost 10 years. Our volunteers are a dynamic group of driven individuals who bring us their dedication, time, and heart. Our volunteers come from a variety of ages and backgrounds with the common desire to provide a valuable service to the community by improving the patient experience in a compassionately.

Volunteer Opportunities

The success of our volunteers is dependent upon teamwork, which is developed through the positive relationships established within the program. Together we support the patients, staff, and community. Assignments are determined by the Hospital Volunteer Program, individual interest, availability, and department needs.

Volunteering opportunities may include:

  • Greeting and Escorting
  • Patient Comfort and Support
  • Event Assistance
  • Pet Therapy – must have a trained and registered therapy dog
  • Community relations
  • Office help (stuffing envelopes, printing…)

It is our policy to maintain and continuously improve our volunteer relations to promote retention, development, commitment, motivation and satisfaction of a competent and qualified volunteer force.

Basic qualifications to be a volunteer: sincere interest in rendering service; business-like approach with a friendly attitude; good communication skills; ability to follow directions under general supervision and/or independently; dependable, courteous, compassionate and flexible; ability to work with groups as well as individuals; patience, kindness and humility and a sense of pride in work.

All volunteers will function under the direction of the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Volunteers must complete a basic application, pass background checks and complete orientation before being assigned to volunteer duties.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Contact Crissy at (719) 657-4065 or email crissym@riograndehospital.net 

Click the button below for the volunteer application: 

Mission: With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Vision: We will distinguish ourselves as the trusted healthcare destination.
We will provide compassionate healthcare and advocate wellness through innovative access, preventive medicine,
and collaborative partnerships within our diverse community.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494